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I don’t have exes

A personal essay by Thembelihle Ngcai  I’m the only disabled person in my family. I was one of...

If Not The ANC, Then Who?

If parliament had 24 months to make the Electoral Act constitutional by allowing individual citizens to contest elections at all levels, we...

Doha Peace Deal and the Security Implications for India

The United States and the Taliban signed a historic peace agreement in Doha on Feb 29, 2020. The deal calls for complete...

A Note About Opening The Mosques

By Fatima Fatima Est More than a thousand years ago, some men wrote against the presence of women at...

Food Aid Parcels In South Africa Could Do With A Better...

Hester Vermeulen, University of Pretoria; Carmen Muller, University of Pretoria, and Hettie Carina Schönfeldt, University of Pretoria Food insecurity...

The ANC Government Needs To Audit These Colonial White Schools

This useless government needs to intervene in these White private and public schools with urgency. Black children are dying physically, spiritually and...

Capitalism Realised, Not Idealised

COMMENT In an article written for Rapport titled “Our Problem? Too little rather than too much capitalism” Professor Johan...

Free Speech, A Pillar Of Decolonisation

COMMENT In 1988 something bizarre happened in the literary world. The novel, a genre in it’s recline into irrelevance,...

The Fight Against Gun Violence In Atlantis, My Community

COMMENT When I think of the word “home” I think of safety, but I come from Atlantis, on the...

ASEAN Should Show True Leadership On Rohingya This General Assembly

COMMENT Two years on, Asia is no closer to ending its worst refugee crisis in decades. Over 900,000 Rohingya are in Bangladesh alone, including 759,000...

Woman As Citizen – (As Forgotten)

COMMENT In the wake of gender-based violence, a number of men in the Republic have taken to social media...

South Africa: Our Morally Unconscionable State the Needs Systemic Political Reform

COMMENT South Africa, unlike most countries that fail, has not fallen prey to any nefarious outside interference or simply...

Our Mothers’ Warnings Will Never Be Enough

COMMENT Twenty-first birthdays in South Africa, while legally non-significant, often still carry much pomp and ceremony surrounding the idea...

The Death Penalty Is Not The Solution To Violence Against Women

COMMENT The horrific death of 19-year old UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana, is for many South Africans the cruel combination...

There Are No Longer Spaces For Us To Feel Safe

COMMENT Do not go out at night, do not walk outside by yourself at night, dress appropriately to avoid...

I Regret Looking Behind The Curtain

COMMENT I vividly remember slumping on the couch of my partner on a Friday evening after a long week...

Abahlali Basemjondolo’s Women Celebrate Women’s Month With A Show Of Solidarity

COMMENT On the 11th of August at least 500 women members of Abahlali baseMjondolo filled the Prince Edward Hotel...

We Are Here Because You Were There

COMMENT  I really did not want my essay for a writing contest to be about colonialism in 2019. But...

The Butchers Of Marikana Won

COMMENT What to make of the fact that the people who set the Marikana massacre in motion now sit...

Disconnect Between Business And State Contributed To Marikana Massacre

COMMENT The Marikana massacre, in which 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead by police on 16 August 2012, was a tragic and historic event in...
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